|Vuong Van Long was identified as the leader of criminal group, stealing assets from cars in parking lots. — Photo dantri.com.vn
NGHE AN (VNS) — Police in the central Nghe An province's Vinh City has arrested four persons for allegedly stealing valuables from parked cars.
Col Mai Chien Thang of Vinh City's Police School said the police is completing paperwork to prosecute them for the criminal act.
The group of criminals who lived in the city, included Vuong Van Long, Nguyen Van Cuong, and Tran Duc Thanh.
Long, 25, was identified as the leader of the gang that used to frequently break into parking lots on rainy nights and smash the windows of cars parked there, decamping with valuable assets, such as watches, laptops, phones, and documents.
After stealing property, they used to sell it to Nguyen Thai Hung, 41, a resident of the city.
Hung has also been arrested for further investigations to clarify how he used to dispose of property acquired in this fashion.
According to initial statistics, this group was involved in 32 cases of property theft in five months, having stolen assets worth about VND600 million (US$27,700).
The police is further investigating how to evaluate the damage they caused to the cars when they smashed window panes, and add this to the evidence for prosecution, and charge them with destructive behaviour, Col Thang said. — VNS